The personal challenges and systemic barriers faced by adults with autism and their families are, indeed, as profound as outlined in The Atlantic article below. Life for adults with autism can be devoid of opportunity and hope. For parents, navigating a confusing system of support and facing an uncertain future are sources of unrelenting anguish, as the article so accurately reports.
NEXT for AUTISM has created a number of programs that address the acute needs of this population. Together, they demonstrate our drive to remove systemic barriers and shift the paradigm of services for adults with autism.
- A training package disseminated nationally to teach critical life skills and job training to adults through internships, Project SEARCH Autism Enhancement
- A community-living service intended to integrate people with autism into, instead of isolating them from, our neighborhoods, NEXT for NEIGHBORS
- State-of-the-art clinical services for individuals with autism of all ages, Center for Autism and the Developing Brain
- Consulting to corporations to attract, hire, and retain employees with autism, so that they may thrive, Corporate Employment Consulting Services